Malaria photo story

Malaria thrives where impoverished people struggle for access to good healthcare. Effective prevention, early recognition of symptoms, and immediate treatment are keys to curbing malaria-related cases and deaths.

In Cambodia, the populations most affected include forest inhabitants, migrant and border workers, pregnant women, and infants and children. The most isolated, poor, and voiceless people. Special efforts are made to extend services to mobile and migrant populations, including increasing the number of access points through village malaria workers, mobile malaria workers, and plantation malaria workers.

Over time, however, Antimalarial drugs resistance has posed a threat to malaria control in Cambodia. The evidence of P. Falciparum resistance has been reported along the border area between Cambodia and Thailand. There is a great concerning spread of potential parasites resistance to the recommended drugs (ACTs). It’s necessary to check the status of parasites resistant to antimalarial drug.

WHO supports strongly routine monitoring and evaluation of the efficacy and safety of antimalarial drugs in Cambodia.

Thank you to Pearl Gan, in association with OUCRU Vietnam; EOUCRU Jakarta and Wellcome Trust, for providing the photo story pictures.

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